While we’re on the topic of books (see a couple of posts back) – can I also recommend “The Wisdom of Crowds: Why the Many Are Smarter Than the Few and How Collective Wisdom Shapes Business, Economies, Societies and Nations” (phew – quite the mouth full) a book by James Surowiecki. It’s a book I read while away and found particularly relevant to blogging (despite not mentioning it).
To paraphrase it terribly it is a book about how groups of people (crowds) have the ability to come up with some pretty amazing and resourceful solutions if in the right environment. It reminded me a lot of my Blogging in Formation – Lessons from a Goose series.
Disclaimer: Of course coming out of the ColdPlay concert at Crystal Palace in London a week or so back with 30,000 rather drunk 18 year olds all trying to get onto the platform of one train station I did have moments of doubt about the book!